Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Full Moon

The moon called me outside last night. Full and bright hanging in a dark sky, it silently washed our yard with moonlight. Except, moonlight is really just reflected sunlight, right?
That is so hard to believe when everything is covered in the blue-white glow. Sunshine pulsating across the universe so strongly that the moon, a dusty, dull planet shines bright enough to illuminate the earth.
What amazes me is this: If the moon is only reflecting the sunlight that hits it, then the night sky is filled with sunlight. However, without something to reflect it, it just pours into outer space. So all that darkness is full of sunshine - brilliant, powerful sunshine. Light never seen because there's nothing for it to reflect on.
Can that be how God is? He's everywhere and yet we don't always see him because there's nothing near us reflecting him?
Or, like heavy clouds can hide the moon, do we put barriers between God's reflection in our world? Dimming the light for everyone?
Just wondering.


Only in Alabama said...

All I can say is WOW. What a great piece. : )


Kay Dew Shostak said...

Thanks Jennifer - glad you liked it!

Paula said...

Catching up on your blog. Been out of commission for a few days. I didn't get to finish your wise story that intersected with Elliott's, but as your other friend said" WOW".